Imperial College London


Central FacultyCentre for Languages, Culture and Communication

Principal Teaching Fellow



+44 (0)20 7594 8922e.hauke




S311Sherfield BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





I am a Principal Teaching Fellow in the Centre for Languages, Culture and Communication. 

Educational Innovation

I am an educationalist based in the Centre for Languages, Culture and Communication. I have an academic background in medicine, sustainable human development and university learning and teaching. Since joining Imperial College in 2012, I have designed and developed the Change Makers (formerly called Global Challenges) field of Imperial Horizons comprising 18 different modules delivered to first, second and third year undergraduates. The modules can be taken individually, but also form a coherent skills-based curriculum that enables students to tackle real world global issues from an interdisciplinary perspective. 

Developed over several years by a process of action research and further evaluated using observation and participant ethnographic methodologies, the approach brings together several theoretical and pedagogic perspectives and tools to put the students at the centre of their learning and to challenge them to use their whole personhood in their learning, to work empathically with and for others and to take responsibility for their learning and working practices. More information about our approach can be found online here.

All the modules have fine-grained continuous assessment of both individual and team working and assess the students' working practices and knowledge development rather than a set content-based syllabus. The students work in partnership with the lecturer to design their own learning experience within a 'safe' framework of choices, taking responsibility for their learning from the first session.

The modules have won international awards for their innovative design. The students have also recognised the learning experience as rewarding and we have several SACA nominations as well as a win in the Best Innovation category

In addition to continuing to develop the Change Makers field of Imperial Horizons, I now also work with departmental staff across the College to problem solve curriculum and learning and teaching issues and to develop new modules, courses and learning experiences for students as part of Horizons Bespoke.

Beyond this, I also consult for a number of Higher Education institutions on pedagogic innovation and programme design.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Hauke E, 2019, Understanding The World Today: The Roles of Knowledge and Knowing in Higher Education, Teaching in Higher Education, Vol:24, ISSN:1470-1294, Pages:378-393


Hauke E, 2014, Engineering education research, with a focus on engineering for development, Integrating GDE into research, Editor(s): GDEE, Global Dimension in Engineering Education, Barcelona


Hauke E, Pope M, Dear Change Maker: Using Correspondence to Develop a Visual Reflective Practice, National Interdisciplinary Education Conference

Hauke EC, Dynamic Curriculum Design: Leaving Space for Students to Live, Love and Learn, BLASTER (Best in Liberal Arts and Sciences Teaching Expanded and Reinforced): Undergraduate Research in the Liberal Arts

Hauke E, Craddock D, Cresswell-Maynard K, 2015, An Interdisciplinary Approach to Embedding The Global Dimension Into Engineering Design: Empathy, Engagement and Creativity, Great Expectations: Design Teaching, Research & Enterprise. The 17th International Conference on Engineering & Product Design Education, The Design Society

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